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Nonprofit Impact Initiative Capacity-building Grants (Wisconsin)


The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has announced a Nonprofit Impact Initiative Capacity-building grants to support organizations serving populations 60 and over, as well as grant dollars available for organizations serving all sectors of the community.

Donor Name: Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

State: Wisconsin

Counties: Brown  County (WI), Door County (WI), Kewaunee County (WI), Oconto County (WI)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/15/2022

Grant Size: $1,000 to $7,500


Grants will be awarded to assist eligible organizations with dedicated capacity-building efforts. A typical application will involve the cost of hiring third-party expertise.

Examples of such efforts could include, but are not limited to:

  • Board training that enhances organizational capacity in the areas of recruitment, orientation, or retention
  • Board governance (examples include officers, committees, effective meeting facilitation, accountability)
  • Development and activation of ad hoc or board committees
  • Leadership development
  • Organization/Board Planning (annual/strategic)
  • Collaboration/Partnerships
  • Financial management oversight (budgets and financial reporting)
  • Development of volunteer recruitment, management, retention best practices
  • Development of best practices in nonprofit management
  • Development of succession plans (leadership and non-leadership levels)
  • Technology (use/implementation, needs assessment, planning)
  • Communications/Marketing planning
  • Service (design, evaluation, record keeping)
  • Project management training
  • Staff development and training (team building, performance management, staffing structure)
  • Hiring of consultant to increase capacities (staff, board, organizational)
  • Creation of peer-to-peer learning opportunities
  • Establishment and implementation of lean process improvements

Funding Information

Grants awards will typically range from $1,000 to $7,500 for one year. Grant awards are non-renewable.

What They Do Not Fund

  • Annual appeals, capital campaigns, feasibility studies or other fundraising activities or events
  • Religious activities or programs that serve, or appear to serve, specific religious organizations, groups, denominations or beliefs
  • Individuals
  • Endowments
  • Debt retirement, debt financing, reduction of operating deficit or replenishment of resources used to pay for such purposes
  • Lobbying or legislative activities
  • Capital improvements
  • Expenses occurring before the grant is awarded
  • Efforts serving those outside of rural Northeast Wisconsin
  • Contractors who actually perform the work, as differentiated from consultants who train and teach to build capabilities
  • Direct service program support
  • Projects that add to staff member or provide board volunteer compensation
  • Organizational expenses unrelated to the capacity-building project

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must meet the following:

  • Be a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation by the IRS.
  • Directly serve Brown, Door, Kewaunee or Oconto counties.
  • Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, disability, or national origin.
  • Have an operating budget of under $3,000,000.

For more information, visit Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.

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